By Chris Boyle,
April 16, 2024

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New Tech on the Horizon

Helen Keller Services (HKS) will host its annual Tech Blitz 2024 showcasing the future of assistive technology on May 16, 2024 @ 10am-5pm at the Helen Keller National Center, located at 141 Middle Neck Rd, Port Washington, NY 11050. 

This unique event which is free to the public will feature cutting-edge innovations from leading companies dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals who are blind, DeafBlind, or have low vision.

“In today’s world, technology is more than just a convenience – it’s a vital tool for independence, communication, and engagement. For those who are blind, DeafBlind, or have low vision, it opens up new avenues for independence, employment, and community involvement,” said Ruth Fuller, Supervisor, Adaptive Technology Department, HKNC.

Tech Blitz 2024 is designed to introduce the latest breakthroughs that can transform daily living and foster a supportive community for learning, sharing, and growth.

Attendees will:

  • Discover the Latest Advances: Experience firsthand the newest products and resources that can increase independence and improve quality of life.
  • Learn from the Experts: Gain valuable insights from top vendors and innovators in assistive technology. Understand how these advancements can be tailored to your unique needs.
  • Build Community Connections: Join a network of peers, professionals, and technologists. Together, we can share knowledge, exchange ideas, and forge partnerships that drive forward the development of accessible technology for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your own independence or support others in their journey, this event promises to offer invaluable resources, opportunities for collaboration, and the chance to be part of a community that’s shaping the future of assistive technology.

About Helen Keller Services

Helen Keller Services’ (HKS) Mission is to enable individuals who are blind, DeafBlind, have low vision or combined hearing and vision loss to live, work and thrive in their community of choice. HKS offers services and programs through two divisions: Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults and Helen Keller Services for the Blind. For more information, please visit

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